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Bringing Clinicians Up To Speed On Stats And Business Is Goal Of Nih Grant To Emory University Center For Clinical Evaluation Sciences

...ut in the communityreceived little exposure to the statistics and clinical evaluation side ofhealth care during their training," says David A. Blake, Ph.D., associate director of the Robert W. Woodruff HealthSciences Center of Emory University and vice president for Academic HealthAffairs. "We're pleased to be ...

Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998

...and non-Hispanic whites, 22.4 percent. For men the statistics forobesity were: Mexican-Americans, 23.1 percent; non-Hispanic blacks, 21.3percent; and non-Hispanic whites, 20 percent. "Being overweight is serious," Hill says. "Overweight or obese peopleare more likely to develop heart disease and stroke...

Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures

...d theirfindings against the Framingham Heart Study statistics which stated that 500,000people have a stroke each year. According to the American Heart Association,600,000 people have a stroke each year. This figure comes from the NationalCenter for Health Statistics and is based on the Atherosclerotic Risk in...

Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows

...my as a whole. But the latest available employment statistics show that total non-government health jobs grew only 2.2% between 1995 and 1996, slightly slower than total jobs for the private non-farm economy, which grew 2.6%. The mix of jobs will need to change, consistent with shifts in spendingwithin...

International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports

...ces the risk of coronary events," Crouse said, but statistics showthat as HDL goes up, the incidence of coronary heart disease decreases. Other studies have shown that each point (milligram per deciliter)increase in HDL corresponds to a 2 to 3 percent reduction in the risk ofdeveloping coronary artery d...

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills

...re the effect on society, the researchers used two statistics forthe number of cocaine-exposed children born each year. The National Pregnancy and Health Study estimates that figure at 45,000, based on maternalself-reports. The U.S. General Accounting Office estimates more than 375,000, based ...

Statistician Keeps Health Researchers Ahead Of The Curve

...in mathematics. In 1990, he received a doctoratein statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a facultymember in the School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins since 1991. Wu's long-term goal is to develop computer software that will allow publichealth researchers to insert their data and ge...

Marijuana Not A Factor In Driving Accidents

...on driving ability, combined with traffic accident statistics in the UnitedStates and Australia. Previous studies showing stronger effects often combined "fairly hefty doses" by researchers with drivingimmediately after consumption, likely exaggerating the drug's effects, shebelieves. While Smiley does not advo...

Mandatory Reporting Of Domestic Violence Cases To Police Has Mixed Support From California Physicians

...cians thought the law improves collection ofuseful statistics (77-86 percent), the prosecution of perpetrators (72-87percent), and physician responsiveness to treatment (53-73 percent). More than 90 percent of physicians in each specialty said the followingcircumstances require reporting to police regardless ...

UMass researchers teaching computers to interpret MRIs

... mathematics, but here we want to do soundmath and statistics for a problem that's clinically important," Horowi...es you're able toaccomplish something with math or statistics that you couldn't have doneotherwise."...

One of the nation's top cardiologists available to discsuss findings of study related to Medicare patients and high-volume hospitals

...w England Journal ofMedicine, researchers studying statistics of elderly heart attack patients foundthat those treated at "high-volume" hospitals had better odds of survival thanthose taken to hospitals that treat a relatively low number of heart attacks. Prediman K. Shah, M.D., Director of the Division of Card...

Female hormones don't cause overeating and weight gain

...epo Provera in 1995, the most recentyear for which statistics are available. "The theory has been that if you administer contraceptive hormones, youlower a woman's basal metabolism and she will gain weight," Pelkman says. "Wesaw no dramatic increase in calorie intake and didn't see a dampening of thenu...

Medical tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

...Medical Center in Los Angeles.Researchers studying statistics of elderly heart attack patients found thatthose treated at "high-volume" hospitals had better odds of survival than thosetaken to hospitals that treat a relatively low number of heart attacks. Vaccine against hepatitis A protects kids and families...

Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent

...mpact of Heart Failure American Heart Association statistics indicate that an estimated 400,000 newcases of heart failure are diagnosed each year. Worldwide, it is estimated that20 million people suffer from this condition. For people with heart failure, thefive-year mortality rate is estimated at 50-60 percen...

Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division

...s top 50 in the nation - recently released its1998 statistics and sixth annual report card. According to the data, thedivision continues to have excellent outcomes despite the fact that it servesthe highest-risk populations based on patient age and medical condition. The largest private hospital west of the Mis...

Return to play not determined by the numbers

...tisticallysignificant. "Because of the way statistics are, when using RC scores, there is anequal chance of putting someone in too early as too late," says Echemendia, afaculty member in the College of the Liberal Arts. "We don't want someone stillat risk taking the chance on further injury or career- e...

Injured elite athletes need team support

...ve the coach suggest they come to the game to take statistics -involve them to facilitate their healthy return to sport both physically andpsychologically." Mainwaring followed 10 elite amateur athletes with severe knee injuries for oneyear through their recovery process. She found the athletes were surprised b...

Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent with new drug regimen

...mpact of Heart Failure American Heart Association statistics indicate that an estimated 400,000 newcases of heart failure are diagnosed each year. Worldwide, it is estimated that20 million people suffer from this condition. For people with heart failure,the five-year mortality rate is estimated at 50-60 perce...

Hit on the head? Hit the bench!-- New concussion guidelines urge caution for athletes, coaches, doctors

...ssions occur in people ages 15 to 24. No reliable statistics exist for the number of concussion victims who had asecond brain injury soon after their first concussion, but research stronglysuggests that such repeated blows to the brain are likely to cause lastingdamage. The CDC estimates that there are 500 dea...

Elderly less likely than other adults to have economic problems

...ith official U.S. poverty statistics which use formulasbased on ... poverty. U.S. Bureau of the Census statistics show poverty levels increasing from 7.6 percent of peopleage ...

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